The legislature’s powerful Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, which includes Bristol resident and Senator Henri Martin, is scheduled to meet this Friday to take up the proposal to end the unfair occupational tax targeting teachers. If you haven’t already sent a message to lawmakers on the panel urging they support the measure, will you take two minutes to do so now? Doing so could help every teacher get 1% returned back into their salary.
 Earlier today, nearly 200 retired union members gathered at the State Capitol in Hartford to talk one-on-one with their elected representatives and legislative leaders. They delivered the message of our active educators loud and clear, demanding an immediate repeal of the targeted tax on teachers.
Sending a quick email to your representative and senator on the finance committee will help amplify our collective voices and advance the legislation forward. Be part of rolling-back this unfair policy and demonstrate the strength of the “U and I in Union” today.
More to come, and in solidarity,
 Steve McKeever

Vice President for Pre-K-12 Teachers, AFT Connecticut
Jan Hochadel

President, AFT Connecticut